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GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

Celebrate Earth Day with Earth-friendly activities abound at this Oakland County spot April 20, 2013

Think Earth Day is all about reduce, reuse, recycle? There's plenty more in store at the GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. So, scurry over on Saturday, April 20, 2013, for this annual event, celebrating our precious planet.

Break out those wagons, pack the coolers and grab a camera – and some sunscreen, too – for a day at the zoo. If a normal trip to the zoo gets them grinning, add on GreenFest activities and brace yourself for some serious smiling and outright exuberance.

The zoo planned a plethora of planet-friendly fun for kids of all ages. An endangered animal scavenger hunt, Earth-friendly crafts, a rock climbing wall and a visit from the Arts and Scraps ScrapMobile will keep them busy for hours – not to mention the animals!

Adults will likely love the live talks by zookeepers, exhibits by local conservation groups and the zoo's own Green Team, as well as composting demonstrations.

The whole family will enjoy yoga lessons, learning about animal enrichment activities and listening to live entertainment throughout the day.

You know that even though you packed a cooler, they'll be begging for more. Good thing the Arctic Café stays open year-round. The café makes plenty of tidbits to tempt tummies. After the kids refuel, moms and dads can grab Starbucks to help them keep up with the kids.

GreenFest takes place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. All activities are free with zoo admission, which is $14 for ages 15 and up, $9 for ages 2-14 and free for kids ages 2 and under.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak.

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